Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach Talk THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN And Not Making SPIDER-MAN 4
Producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach talk in great details about The Amazing Spider-Man, also looking back on why exactly the decided to scrap plans for a fourth movie from Sam Raimi and start from scratch.
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Ifans), his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
-The importance of Spider-Man to them and introducing a new take to a new audience. (:44)
-Why Peter Parker and Spider-Man is such a timeless character. (1:33)
-The reason for not moving ahead with Spider-Man 4 and why they decided to reboot the franchise. (3:29)
-The idea for a reboot focusing on a younger Peter Parker occurred to them during ore-production on Spider-Man 4. (5:27)
-They wanted an opportunity to tell the story of Peter Parker not knowing what happened to his parents. (6:49)
-Peter is already "a hero at heart" at the beginning of the film. (9:05)
-Marc Webb delves into the issue of his parents far more practically and emotionally than they had ever imagined. (9:46)
-Gwen Stacy is an intellectual equal to Peter Parker. (10:22)
-How does the reboot differ from the previous films? (11:17)
-The realistic stunts and an increase in the amount of practical action and effects. (12:14)
-The relationship between Peter Parker and Doctor Connors is a cautionary tale for Peter and the whole movie is told from his point of view. (13:30)
-Bullying is tackled in the film as they wanted to make it socially relevant. (15:31)
Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans as Curt Connors/The Lizard
Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben
Sally Fields as Aunt May
Denis Leary as George Stacy
RELEASE DATE: July 3rd, 2012.
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